Election day in Wisconsin where the corporate interests have been watching nervously as government Scott Walker is up in a recall election. If you remember, this is the same Walker who was accused of union-busting on the one hand, but of letting out no-open bid contracts to corporate interests. Walker required state workers to give up collective bargaining rights and pay a lot more for insurance.
As the polls open this morning our “on the ground observer” Robin Handler (or the Options Signal Service) who filed this report:
“Thought I would share my political indicator I stumbled upon. A few months back, drive my usual 2 mile loop around the city each day, I notice a “We stand with Walker” sign stuck in someone’s yard. Didn’t think too much about it until a few weeks later when I notice 2 more of the signs had popped up. Decide I would keep track of the signs. Finally total on election eve is:
We stand with Walker: 14 Recall Walker: 6
Funny that there is such a difference. The News channels are reporting Walker is ahead, but only be a few points.
Well, we’ll see tomorrow who is more accurate: The News channels or Handler’s Sign Indicator.
On a personal note, things are far worst here than is being reported. You might think it is bad from the news stories of the anti-Walker crowd yelling obscenities and coming just this close to threatening physical violence. What is not being report is the same amount of anger by the Walker people though it is suppressed.
Who wins today will make little difference. This is NOT a Wisconsin thing. Wisconsin just happened to have the right circumstances that caused the first shot to be fired in the national conflict. Regardless of today’s outcome, the war will only heat up. Poor lady America has been stricken with an intellectual cancer that made need to be surgically removed. With all your talk about increased earthquakes and volcanoes, possible killer viruses, accident nuclear war, and all the other nightmare sceneries that your active imagination comes up with, none of them strike the fear in me that this intellectual cancer our society has been plagued with.
Herds of blind ignorant zombies moving through our streets and air waves in pursuit of satisfying their personal interest, and sweep around the platform where reason and logic can be heard and discussed, that is was scares me and is what I struggle with preparing for.”
I think that’s a pretty good summary of the big picture aspects of today’s voting.
In most situations we’ve faced in life together – even us baby-boomers now graying a bit – the “threat board” has been fairly simple: Binary threats. But the times have passed (due to complexification of the world) where a single fear (“Duck & Cover”) summarized the threat, response, and prepping.
Instead, threats have become changed and multiplied, such that even the Department of Homeland Security’s mantra, “If you see something, say something” is not a terror threat-specific positioning (branding) statement. It may be applied equally to any threat on the board whether it’s a meth lab, zombie, cannibal, or someone foreign-looking.
If you read Clif’s reports – here – you can get a sense of things to come when you read his “…word for the (soon) day…” Already, several readers have asked me whether there is any connection between outbreaks of odd behaviors (cannibalism in Miami, shooting spree in Oklahoma City) and basketball playoffs?
While I doubt it, there is something to be considered here: And that’s the possibility to be considered if large gatherings of people eventually become banned More on this tomorrow in Peoplenomics, but if you were an evil chemist bent on destruction of the West, infidels, or whatever, what would be the easiest mass release points for a bio-weapon? So the question plaguing me this morning is whether there are viruses which could be specific enough (at a DNA level) to only attack certain kinds of people?
And if so, what portion of the brain would be involved that would make things like cannibalism, zombies, and extreme aggression come to the fore, past normal behavior barriers?
And if it is already airborne? Glad we don’t get out much.
The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift
An iPad ap than “downloads beer?” This was sent to me by a friend of only 59 years , die gelitten haben durch die gleichen elenden vier Jahre Deutschunterricht in der Schule mit mir in Herr Casey Klassen.
Site Display Issues
A couple of people have reported seeing a strange display ofx the Urban Survival site (in HTML) so later on today when (if?) I get some time, I’m going to do a ground up rebuild in Expression Web 4, so tomorrow morning we should have display issues resolved. Maybe, perhaps, hopefully…. Seems to happen a very few Firefox sessions in middle aged and older MACs, but can’t have that, so off we go into a coding frenzy…
Just in time for the counterpoints to yesterday’s long rant on funding of higher ed, which is kind of a make-work at this point, but we will see more on this along about Friday morning when the Fed’s release of the Consumer Debt Report may take the clothes off some of what has been going on…
I Are Been Quoted
Here… on one of the points in our recent People’s discussion about the end of ALL jobs. The quote and vid that Catherine Austin-Fitts put on the Solari site oughta give you further clues…
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Part 2: The End of ALL Jobs
In Wednesday’s report, we made an astounding forecast, which unless I live to be well into triple digits, I would be around to see, but my son – and if he ever gets hitched up and has kids – following generations of the Ure clan will. But that’s where we run into issues: Big Ones: Because once an economy runs out of jobs, the “economy” as we know it implodes. With no jobs, no one has income, so unless machines are going to provide us with Nanny State comforts (in which case what’s the point of “living”?) we’ll crash and burn in a major way long before our forecast date. So this morning, besides laying out our retirement saving plan in the ChartPack, we pick up the scent and see what are some of the “best case” ways for the End of All Jobs to arrive. After we march through some of the morning headlines…
Safer Computing: Swearing Off Cookies
It has been a while since I roared the praises of the Maxa Cookie Manager which you can download and install for a free test drive by clicking here.
To upgrade from the demo to full working is still less than $30 (During their Spring Sale) and one heck of a bargain at that, if I do say so.
A new version of Maxa is due shortly (V. 6.0) and we’ll advise in due court when it is due for release, upgrade paths, and all that-there kinda like stuff.
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